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Krish Tyagi with his prized possession.

Krish Tyagi with his prized possession

Mumbai, 20 March, 2021   

Bengaluru lad Krish Tyagi brought laurels to the State when he won the prestigious National U-14 championship held at the MSLTA Courts in Mumbai on Saturday. Seeded second, Krish beat the top seed Rethin Pranav of Tamil Nadu 6-4, 7-6 (5) in the final to claim his maiden National title.

This Mumbai National is the only other U-14 National after the Delhi National. The country’s best talent was on display with the draw consisting of 64 players both in the main and qualifying.

“I entered the court today with mixed feelings of fear, anxiety and excitement as this was my first appearance in a National final,” said the ecstatic 13-year-old fom Mumbai. “I think the credit goes to my coach, my parents, my brother and my school for supporting and believing in my hard work,” said the eighth standard student of Silver Oaks International School.

In the final, after both the players had exchanged a break each early in the set, Krish broke his opponent’s serve in the 10th game to take the first set 6-4. A similar story followed in the second set before the issue was resolved via tie-breaker. After having lost to Rethin in their earlier encounter last year, this was a sweet revenge for Krish who trains at the Sol Sports Academy under Suraj Bikkannavar.


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